A controlled burn is scheduled for Tulia, Saturday.

The controlled burn is being put on by the Tulia Fire Department and is aimed at enhancing the town’s wildfire defense mechanisms.

The burn will focus on the Mackenzie Edition Areas on Saturday.

The operation, with help from area departments, will focus on the west and south perimeters of the Mackenzie edition.

Operations will start in the morning hours and will go on until it is completed.

Tulia Fire Department’s Facebook post says forecasted conditions, including favorable winds and a potential rain event in the evening, are expected to assist in the controlled burn’s success,

The Tulia Volunteer Fire Department said additional prescribed burns are also planned in other areas deemed at risk around the town.